US MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD MANUFACTURED BY THE COLLINS COMPANY IN 1862

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This firm was founded by Samuel Collins and David Collins and their Cousin William Wells in 1826, along the Farmington River in Canton, where they began to produce edged tools and weaponry including tools, knives, pikes, axes and major supplies of edge weapons before, during and after the Civil War period. The factory would continue until it closed in 1966.

This original specimen features a cast brass hilt with a simulated wire wrapped handle with no guard. The knuckle-bow bears no government armory inspectors on the obverse and reverse side. The single edged blade features a stopped single fuller and a ricasso stamped on the reverse side of the blade “Collins & Co./Hartford/Conn/1862”; the obverse side of the blade is blank. Blade has a dark gray patina, no rust/pitting. Hilt has a nice mellow yellow patina. Sans scabbard. [ws]   [ph:L]

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